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Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere.

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An Overview of Running

For the majority of people, running is a way to keep fit as it can be done at any pace, over any distance. But at a competitive level there are many different distances for events, from the 100m to ultra-marathons, all of which require different training and techniques.

Running is for everyone. It is the perfect way to get active - it's free and you can start right outside your front door. Comfortable sports clothing and a suitable pair of trainers is all you need.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport and Run Together believe running / jogging is for everyone and is most fun when shared with others. Try one of our group runs to find out for yourself...


Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. Running also helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.

To feel the full benefits, make sure you warm up, cool down and stretch, before and after every session. Exercise tips on how to do this can be found using the NHS exercise guide.


Running is free, you can do it anywhere!


If you are new to running, or you've not been active for a while, you may want to build your fitness levels gently by walking before you move on to running. Couch to 5K is a free nine-week running plan from NHS Change 4 Life especially designed for people who want to work on their fitness levels. Or if you prefer to run with friends RunTogether Leicester-shire & Rutland can help you find a beginners running group in your local area.


Running requires very little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type will reduce the risk of injury.

Find Running Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Jog Derbyshire

Thu, 28 May 2015

Derbyshire Sport's network of jogging groups, based all over Derbyshire, can help you get fitter & be more active by starting to jog regularly.

Couch to 5K

The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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0121 347 6543
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Aldercar High School & Community Centre

Aldercar High School and 6th Form Centre is an important resource for all the community, providing an excellent service not only to students, but also to the wider community it serves.

Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines Forest Park is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking, running and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play and a range of sporting event

Lets Get Moving Jog Derbyshire

Jogging group for mixed abilities. All welcome!

Mansfield Runners

run group with close links to Mansfield Harriers athletics club. All abilities welcomed from 5k to competitive athletics


Team DUFFO have been instrumental in getting thousands of people active over the past few years. Organising events which are challenging yet achievable, sometimes taking people out of their comfort zone, but most importantly fun and enjoyable is the name

Dronfield 10k & Fun Run

Now in its 23rd year, the Dronfield 10k is a two-lap road race set in Dronfield Woodhouse, near Sheffield. The course is accredited by UK Athletics, and is a well-marshaled undulating route on roads,to be held on Sunday 13th March 2016.

Jog Swanwick

A brand new mixed ability jogging group aimed at helping the community jogging in a fun and social way.

Rosliston parkrun

We are a free 5km timed event based at Rosliston Forestry Centre. We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities.

Jog Riddings

A fun and friendly group open to all abilities, open to beginners who have never jogged before

Buxton Athletic Club Target 5K

Buxton Athletic Club’s Target 5k plan is aimed at complete beginners with little or no running experience or those who wish to get back into running after a long period away from the sport.

Buzz Derby City Joggers (Monday)

Buzz Derby City Joggers (Monday)

Come and join us for a friendly social run catering for all paces!

Pride Joggers

Pride Joggers

Can't run a mile? Come and join us and we'll prove you can!

Mackworth Roadrunners Intermediates

Mackworth Roadrunners Intermediates

A fun and friendly intermediate group. All Welcome!

Alvaston Park Joggers Beginners

Alvaston Park Joggers Beginners

A fun and friendly Jogging Group

Jog Oakwood

Jog Oakwood

A fun and friendly beginners jogging group for all abilities.

Jog Oakwood Intermediates

Jog Oakwood Intermediates

A friendly jogging group for all abilities that would like to jog a bit further.

Springwood Joggers

Springwood Joggers

A fun and friendly group for beginners. Everyone welcome :-)

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

Derby JogFit Beginners Group

If you're determined to turn over a new leaf in 2019 – you want to feel healthier and better about yourself or lose a few pounds and make some new friends - then this could be the perfect start.

Mickleover Joggers

Mickleover Joggers

A fun and social jogging group open to all abilities.

Mickleover Joggers

Mickleover Joggers

A fun and social jogging group open to all abilities and focusing on improving jogging.